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Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC)

239 Lowe Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

The EMDC in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is a self-contained residential training facility. It is located 70 miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC)Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains above the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, once considered as a site for the nation’s capital, balances its past with the future by blending history, education, culture, and recreation in a way that attracts a diverse and vibrant population. This small cosmopolitan community, with many amenities, meets the needs of the metropolitan area while still maintaining a cozy and quaint atmosphere for the state’s oldest town. In 2000, Shepherdstown was the focus of world attention as the site for peace talks between Israel and Syria.

The EMDC combines 168 comfortable private rooms, complete food and beverage services, office space, a fitness center, and 14,000 square feet of training space. The state-of-the-art classrooms are equipped with ergonomic chairs and tables, video/computer monitors, and built-in whiteboards. The classrooms are also equipped with networked computers, and have breakout rooms.